Snapdragon 210 to support Android Things later this year
Published in Processors


First supported device with an LTE modem


Later this year, Qualcomm plans to release Android Things for its Snapdragon 210 mobile processor and the first demonstrations are expected to take place next week during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Amazon reverts non-Prime free shipping minimum to 2013 levels
Published in News


From $49 back down to $35


On two separate occasions, the world’s largest Internet retail warehouse has raised the minimum price of shipping on all non-Prime purchases in order to compensate for other retailers raising their minimums to quality for free shipping.

Verizon reduces Yahoo acquisition price by $350 million
Published in News


Yahoo agrees to pay half of all costs for non-SEC investigations


When Verizon announced that it wanted to buy Yahoo back in July 2016 for a large price of $4.83 billion, no one expected the delays that would result from the latter’s two undisclosed data breaches and consumer backlash for building tools that help the government spy on civilian emails.

Silicon wafer prices will rise this year due to demand increase
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After reaching 11-year low per square-inch


Prices of semiconductor-grade silicon wafers are expected to rise this year thanks to a ramp-up of demand coming from China-based foundries, according to Doris Hsu, chairman and CEO of GlobalWafers.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU gets benchmarked
Published in Processors


Performance close to Core i7-5960X

As we draw closer to the official launch of AMD's Ryzen CPU lineup, it is no surprise that we get to see some benchmark leaks and while there have been some around, this is the first time we have seen a few benchmarks at the same place.

Samsung flogs 100,000 Notebook 9s
Published in News


Just in Korea 


Samsung has flogged more than 100,000 units from its refreshed Notebook 9 line of laptops in South Korea so far, this year.

Microsoft kills second gen HoloLens
Published in Wearables


Working on Version three instead 

Microsoft appears to be getting cold feet over its HoloLens and is not going to release a second version of the gear.

Intel spills the beans on Optane requirements
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Will need at least a seventh-generation Kaby Lake processor

If you were hoping to get your paws on Chipzilla’s delayed Optane non-volatile memory devices you might need to also invest in a Kaby Lake system.

Apple files appeal against tax bill
Published in News


A long rant as to why it is “special” and the EU smells of nintendo


The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple has sent a 14 point legal rant to the EU claiming it is special and does not have to pay tax like everyone else.

EU privacy watchdogs concerned about Windows 10
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Changes to installation process were only a start


European Union data protection watchdogs said they were still concerned about the privacy settings of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system despite Vole announcing changes to the installation process.